North Carolina State University announced this week that it will be adding a Ph.D. program specializing in Social Justice Education. The new Ph.D. program will be launched at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the fall semester of 2019, and will seek to “prepare scholar-activists to lead in matters of social justice.”“The goal of the program is to help educators recognize and disrupt systems of oppression by helping to foster and create equitable learning environments,” said Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, according to the university’s news release. DeCuir-Gunby is a Director of Graduate Programs for the Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Department, where the Ph.D. program will be housed. “Its core faculty will come from a variety of focus areas within the field of education,” states NCSU’s news release, “Their research focuses on social justice teacher education, multicultural education and … [Read more...] about North Carolina State Adds ‘Social Justice Education’ to Ph.D. Program
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Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press Updated 8:24 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Now Playing: Thousands of teachers and their supporters descended on the North Carolina state capital to demand higher pay and more money for schools. Teacher pay in North Carolina ranked 39th in the country last year. (May 16) Media: Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper had just cheered the packed block of red-clad teachers by urging his Republican rivals running North Carolina's legislature to pay more for public school upgrades and teacher salaries. "What are you prepared to do?" the woman in the red "RESPECT public education" T-shirt shouted into the microphone Wednesday afternoon. "Whatever it takes!" thousands of educators shouted back. Now Cooper and legislators who opened their annual work session on Wednesday are waiting to see what happens after an estimated 19,000 people marched through the capital city, according to the … [Read more...] about Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched. Now what?
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group May 16, 2018 at 9:59 am Amazon may be garnering many of the headlines, as the Seattle-based e-commerce and tech giant continues the process of picking a location for its second corporate headquarters, which has been dubbed HQ2. According to a report from CNBC on Wednesday, Apple is vetting the Tar Heel State as a site for a new campus in the state’s Research Triangle region that will house technical support staff at first, and possibly expand with other operations. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is said to have held some meetings with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper last weekend about the possibility of Apple bringing its new campus to the state. Cooper has reportedly been negotiating an incentive package to entice Apple, but such a package is said to still need approval from the North Carolina state legislature. Apple’s plans are part of a pledge the company has made to invest $350 billion in the United … [Read more...] about Could North Carolina be site of new Apple campus?
By Stephen Silver Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 08:45 am PT (11:45 am ET) Apple reportedly has the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill "Triangle" area at the top of its list for a new campus, with the state government working on an incentive package for the company. According to The Triangle Business Journal, as cited by CNBC, the Research Triangle area in central North Carolina —which consists of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill —is a leading contender for Apple's new campus. The Business Journal story cites sources in the region's legal and real estate communities, as well as state government, in reporting that the Triangle is at the top of Apple's list for the new campus. The process, though, is not in its final stages. Searches for real estate are not always a definite indicator that a deal is imminent —Apple took nearly two years to decide on the Maiden, N.C. and Prineville, Ore. locations for data centers once it started investigating locations real estate prices. While … [Read more...] about Apple eyeing North Carolina’s Research Triangle for new campus, report claims
Engineering and physics researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technology for steering light that allows for more light input and greater efficiency - a development that holds promise for creating more immersive augmented-reality display systems. At issue are diffraction gratings, which are used to manipulate light in everything from electronic displays to fiber-optic communication technologies. "Until now, state-of-the-art diffraction gratings configured to steer visible light to large angles have had an angular acceptance range, or bandwidth, of about 20 degrees, meaning that the light source has to be directed into the grating within an arc of 20 degrees," says Michael Escuti, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper on the work. "We've developed a new grating that expands that window to 40 degrees, allowing light to enter the grating from a wider range of input angles. "The practical effect of … [Read more...] about Tech Bends Light More Efficiently, Offers Wider Angles for Light Input North Carolina State University